"Like" us on Facebook

See This Week’s AdZone

Upcoming Events

GHS sports, civic groups, events, reminders and more.
View Full Page Calendar

Click a News Category:

Visit Gallatin R-5 Schools

Community Links

Check out various community websites. Click HERE

Get a map of Gallatin

Printer friendly descriptions: City Map / City Profile

Search the Marketplace

Select a mileage radius from any zip code to get the info about businesses you want: Marketplace Search

We’ll get you online!

Work with people you know. Put us to work for you: Online With GPC

‘I hope you can live with this decision…’

Mike Leeper is the big brother both my wife and my sister-in-law never had. They are cousins who grew up together. As kids Mike spent many summers on the farm with the girls, away from his home in the city.

When I finally met Mike, I realized he was just a bit older but he always acted like a big kid. He was fun. He was a Vietnam vet and

Please subscribe or log in to access full content.

Time to Start Doing Homework

Dw.cdrAnnouncements by candidates for president captured the news cycle in major media last week, as you know. Wouldn’t it be something if we voters ignored the drama of the upcoming horse race and all the hype for ruling by dynasty (there are candidates with names other than Clinton and Bush, you know) and, instead, use positions on issues as the measure?

I don’t know about you, but I want to

Please subscribe or log in to access full content.

Daviess County Connection More than Trivial

Do you like trivia?

My latest smart phone addiction is something called Trivia Crack. The app is aptly named; six categories of short questions tease and taunt me to try just one more time whenever I miss my guess. Thus, I can waste time while under the guise of learning tidbits about all sorts of stuff that essentially don’t matter.

But trivia gets you thinking. Sometimes takes you to unexpected

Please subscribe or log in to access full content.

Are We Dumber Than Rocks?

Dw.cdrA couple of decades ago (has it been 20 years already, really?) we were talking about the Information Highway. Our efforts to initiate websites promoting real estate and auctions kicked off in 1996. Back then, who’d have thought we’d have smart phones with Google maps and all sorts of apps for virtually anything at our fingertips.

Back then I never thought I’d spend so much time behind a keyboard. Or

Please subscribe or log in to access full content.

Just Too Good to be True

This news about Gallatin’s water treatment plant is a bitter pill to swallow. It seems incredulous that the “professional” engineers who planned the project missed cost projections so badly that the improvement project might be scrapped.

Not many businesses I know can miss a price by 30% and keep in business. But then, that’s the racket that engineering firms play in the way of public work projects. They get paid

Please subscribe or log in to access full content.

The Thing About Boundaries

There’s something to be said about setting boundaries. Usually, as soon as they’re set, they’re broken. Drive the speed limit at 70 mph on the interstate and count the vehicles that pass you. Sometimes you get away with speeding; sometimes there are fatal consequences.

Once upon a time student councils in many high schools were pestering administrators to allow vending machines in the hallways and commons areas. Eventually, after that

Please subscribe or log in to access full content.

Risks and the Value of Consequences

Every town has a “Killer Hill.”

Just ask around. Start with some 10-year-olds. Not the kind that keep their noses glued to the tube or their fingers on some joystick. Nope, ask the kids that measure a good snow by the sledding. These are the ones that know the thrills of a Killer Hill.

Dw.cdrRisks offer some of life’s best lessons. I wouldn’t trade anything for the spills I endured

Please subscribe or log in to access full content.

A Bulldog Portrait

It has been argued that this community values longevity over excellence. But some special times the two merge into one. That’s the sum of Rick Lin’s tenure as teacher and coach at Gallatin R-5 Schools.

Dw.cdrSenior Night in the Bulldogs’ gymnasium was special last night. Tradition correctly spotlights senior athletes and cheerleaders and their parents during the last home game of the season. That beat goes on and on, but

Please subscribe or log in to access full content.

Industrial Park

Danny Heldenbrand would be very interested.

The late Daviess County native, who served 18 years as a county commissioner, was interested in all things Daviess County. He was a GHS alum who took pride in farming and helping people before he suddenly passed away from a heart attack in 2011. Danny understood how many times when you take the initiative and propose something, the initial “good ‘nuf” can actually evolve

Please subscribe or log in to access full content.